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Conroe is located in southeastern Texas within the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area. It's about 40 miles north of the city of Houston. As of 2012, the population of Conroe was 61,533 residents. It's nestled in the Piney Woods Region of East Texas, and was named for Union Calvary officer and lumberman Isaac Conroe, who founded a sawmill in the area in 1881. Until the first decade of the 21st century, the town of Conroe was usually described as "a sleepy little backwater town north of Houston." In order to attract new residents, city officers offered incentives to home developers. As a result, Conroe became a "hotbed" of new construction and new residents. It also helped that Conroe is only about seven miles southeast of Lake Conroe, a popular 22,000-acre recreational lake. The lake lies on the west fork of the San Jacinto River, just west of Interstate 45, off of State Highway 105. Lake Conroe is 21 miles in length and covers 20,118 acres. About 5,000 acres lies within the Sam Houston National Forest, which offers all sorts of outdoor activities, including fishing, boating, hiking, camping, horseback riding and more. Downtown Conroe has two historic theaters, and an outdoor amphitheater offers free concerts April-September.

Surrounding areas: Willis, Texas (7.9 mi), The Woodlands, Texas (10.8 mi), Lake Conroe, Texas (12.1 mi), Montgomery, Texas (15.3 mi), Point Blank, Texas (33.4 mi), Lake Livingston, Texas (34.7 mi), Waterwood, Texas (37.5 mi)

Conroe Vacation Rentals

Conroe Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Baymont Inn & Suites1506 I-45 SConroe, TX (936) 539-5100
Comfort Inn - Conroe1115 League Line RdConroe, TX (936) 890-2811
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites2240 Stoneside RdConroe, TX (936) 788-5200
Howard Johnson Express Inn19565 I-45 NConroe, TX (281) 298-8140
Motel 6 #0385 Conroe820 I-45 SouthConroe, TX (936) 760-4003
Ramada Inn1601 I-45 SConroe, TX (936) 756-8941
Woodlands Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriot16850 I-45 SConroe, TX (936) 271-0110
Best Western Willis12323 Interstate 45 NWillis, TX7.9 mi.(936) 856-1906
Comfort Suites18456 I-45 SShenandoah, TX8.5 mi.(936) 273-1500
Hampton Inn I-45 North18484 I-45 SThe Woodlands, TX8.5 mi.(936) 273-3400
Homewood Suites By Hilton29813 I-45 NorthWoodlands, TX8.7 mi.(281) 681-9199
La Quinta Inn #654 The Woodlands28673 I-45 NThe Woodlands, TX9.1 mi.(281) 367-7722
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites24888 I-45 NThe Woodlands, TX9.2 mi.(281) 681-8088
Hilton Garden Inn Houston/The Woodlands9301 Six Pines DrThe Woodlands, TX9.4 mi.(281) 364-9300
Residence Inn By Marriott Houston Woodlands 29333 Six Pines DrThe Woodlands, TX9.4 mi.(800) 331-3131
Marriott Woodlands/Waterway1601 Lake Robbins DrThe Woodlands, TX10.4 mi.(281) 367-9797
Courtyard By Marriott-the Woodlands1020 LK Front CirThe Woodlands, TX10.8 mi.(281) 292-3262
Drury Inn Houston The Woodlands28099 Ih-45 NorthThe Woodlands, TX10.8 mi.(280) 362-7222
Residence Inn-the Woodlands1040 LK Front CirThe Woodlands, TX10.8 mi.(281) 292-3252
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center2301 N Millbend DrSpring, TX11.3 mi.(281) 367-1100
Del Lago Resort600 Del Lago BlvdMontgomery, TX12.3 mi.(936) 582-6100
Oakwood/woodland Meadows25335 Budde RdSpring, TX12.5 mi.(713) 995-5111
Super 824903 I-45 NSpring, TX13.1 mi.(281) 367-5040
Hawthorn Suites The Woodlands24868 I-45 NThe Woodlands, TX13.1 mi.(281) 681-9188
La Quinta Inn & Suites #73724868 I-45 NorthThe Woodlands, TX13.1 mi.(281) 681-9188
Best Western Lake Conroe14643 Hwy 105 WMontgomery, TX15.3 mi.(936) 588-3030
Sun Suites Greenspoint12010 Kuykendahl RdHouston, TX15.5 mi.(281) 873-0700
Crossland150 Vly Wood RdSpring, TX16.2 mi.(281) 296-2799
Motel 6 #1261 Spring19606 Cypresswood CTSpring, TX18.0 mi.(281) 350-6400
Holiday Inn Express1437 Keefer StTomball, TX18.5 mi.(281) 351-4114
Laquinta Inn & Suites14000 Medical Complex DrTomball, TX18.9 mi.(281) 516-0400
Houston I 45 Fairfield Inn17617 North FwyHouston, TX19.8 mi.(281) 895-8989
Days Inn & Suites410 FM 1960 EHouston, TX20.1 mi.(281) 209-1400
La Quinta Inn And Suites #6093415 FM 1960Houston, TX20.1 mi.(281) 784-1112
Studio 6 Cypress Station #6037220 Bammel Westfield RdHouston, TX20.3 mi.(281) 580-2221
Comfort Suites N150 Overland TRLHouston, TX20.4 mi.(281) 440-4448
In Town Suites I-4516909 Rolling Creek DrHouston, TX20.5 mi.(281) 587-1177
Ramada Inn & Suites Houston North16510 I-45 NHouston, TX21.0 mi.(281) 821-2570
Intown Suites Houston North4210 FM 1960 WHouston, TX21.7 mi.(281) 866-8903
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3555 FM 1960 Rd WHouston, TX22.0 mi.(281) 444-5800

Conroe Weather & Climate

Southwest Texas has a humid subtropical climate with very hot summers. An average of 99 days per year reach above 90 degrees F. High humidity causes the heat index to rise even higher. Winds are often light in the summer and offer little relief from the heat. This region is often called "the most air-conditioned place on earth." Spring super cell thunderstorms sometimes bring tornadoes to the area, although it's not officially part of "Tornado Alley." Winters in southeastern Texas are mild. Snowfall is rare. The average high in January, which is the coldest month, is 63 degrees F. Average annual rainfall in this area is 50 inches. Storms dump large amounts of rain causing flash floods. Prevailing winds are from the south and southeast during most of the year, bringing heat from the deserts.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 60°F 40°F 4.21 in. -
February 64°F 43°F 2.97 in. -
March 72°F 50°F 2.94 in. -
April 78°F 57°F 3.85 in. -
May 85°F 65°F 5.50 in. -
June 90°F 71°F 4.58 in. -
July 94°F 73°F 3.22 in. -
August 94°F 72°F 3.73 in. -
September 89°F 67°F 4.46 in. -
October 80°F 58°F 4.70 in. -
November 70°F 49°F 4.79 in. -
December 62°F 41°F 4.37 in. -

Conroe Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the George Bush Intcntl Houston airport (IAH) located about 23 miles south of Conroe in Houston, Texas, the William P Hobby airport (HOU) located approximately 47 miles south of Conroe in Houston, Texas, the Sugar Land Regional airport (SGR) located roughly 49 miles south of Conroe in Houston, Texas, and finally Ellington Field (EFD) located around 51 miles south of Conroe in Houston, Texas.

Conroe Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags AstroWorldHoustonTX38.3 mi.
Stewart Beach ParkGalvestonTX80.2 mi.
Water Parks
SplashTown WaterparkSpringTX16.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Montgomery County Golf CenterConroeTX 
Wedgewood Golf CourseConroeTX 
Texas National Golf ClubWillisTX7.5 mi.
Fish Creek Golf ClubMontgomeryTX14.7 mi.
Augusta PinesSpringTX16.9 mi.
Cypresswood Golf ClubSpringTX16.9 mi.
Gleannloch Farms Golf CourseSpringTX16.9 mi.
Spring Valley Golf ClubSpringTX16.9 mi.
WindRose Golf ClubSpringTX16.9 mi.
Treeline Golf ClubTomballTX17.9 mi.
High Meadow Ranch Golf ClubMagnoliaTX19.7 mi.
Bentwood Country ClubPorterTX20.3 mi.
Tejas Golf CourseStephenvilleTX24.2 mi.
Cape Royale Golf ClubColdspringTX27.8 mi.
Atascocita Country ClubAtascocitaTX27.9 mi.
BlackHorse Golf ClubCypressTX28.0 mi.
Cypress Golf ClubCypressTX28.0 mi.
Longwood Golf ClubCypressTX28.0 mi.
Eldorado Golf ClubEldoradoTX28.7 mi.
Country Campus Golf CourseHuntsvilleTX28.8 mi.
Outlaw Gap Golf CourseHuntsvilleTX28.8 mi.
State Parks
Huntsville State ParkTX20.9 mi. 
Woodlands Science and Art CenterThe WoodlandsTX10.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Houston Maritime MuseumHoustonTX38.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Menil CollectionHoustonTX38.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Houston Museum of Natural ScienceHoustonTX38.3 mi.(Science)
Museum of Health and Medical ScienceHoustonTX38.3 mi.(Science)
Museum of Printing HistoryHoustonTX38.3 mi.(Technology)
Contemporary Arts MuseumHoustonTX38.3 mi.(Art)
Museum of Fine ArtsHoustonTX38.3 mi.(Art)
Rice University Art GalleryHoustonTX38.3 mi.(Art)
Star of the Republic MuseumWashingtonTX41.8 mi.(History)
Fort Bend Museum AssociationRichmondTX53.6 mi.(History)
George Ranch Historical ParkRichmondTX53.6 mi.(History)
Texas A&M Athletic Sports MuseumCollege StationTX56.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Houston Zoological GardensHoustonTX38.3 mi.
Rainforest at Moody GardensGalvestonTX80.2 mi.
Ellen Trout ZooLufkinTX83.0 mi.

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